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Douglas Kleiber - Author

Douglas Kleiber is a professor ​emeritus in the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services at the University of Georgia, where he also held adjunct appointments in psychology and gerontology.

After undergraduate work in psychology at Cornell University, he completed a PhD in educational psychology at the University of Texas in 1972. He held faculty positions at Cornell University, St. Cloud State University, and the University of Illinois before moving to Georgia in 1989.

At the University of Illinois, he served as director of the Leisure Behavior Research Laboratory from 1982 to 1987, and at UGA, ​after a term as head of Recreation and Leisure Studies from 1989 to 2001, he was the director of the School of Health and Human Performance from 2001 to 2003.

Kleiber is a member and past president and treasurer of The Academy of Leisure Sciences and has received the Allan V. Sapora Award, the National Recreation and Park Association’s Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt Award for Excellence in Recreation and Park Research, and the SPRE Distinguished Colleague Award.

His research is directed primarily to the influence of leisure activity and experience on human development and adjustment across the life span. His current leisure interests include hiking and trail maintenance, biking, reading, and playing with grandchildren.

A Social Psychology of Leisure, 3rd ed.

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